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U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction

Join us April 6, 2019 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to honor veteran astronauts who will be selected to receive one of the highest honors in their industry.


Along with the idea to build a foundation, the Mercury 7 astronauts envisioned a place where the accomplishments of astronauts could be celebrated and showcased to the public. This vision lead to the creation of the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame (AHOF) in 1990, with the members of the Mercury 7 becoming the first inaugural class. As an extension of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) experience, visitors get a glimpse into the personal side of human spaceflight through the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia. Every year, AHOF honors a new class of astronauts that have excelled in their accomplishments in space or in their contributions to the advancement of space exploration.

The celebration begins Saturday morning where this year’s inductees, James F. Buchli and Janet Kavandi, receive the ultimate honor of becoming the official next class of Hall of Fame Astronauts. The Induction Ceremony will take place at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for all to witness this special moment in time.

Following the ceremony, Saturday evening, you can feel the space race come alive as you join over 400 guests to dine under the largest rocket ever made… the mighty Saturn V. This monumental 363-foot rocket was America’s lunar transportation for 24 brave astronauts who traveled to the moon and back. This is a sight that must be seen and one worthy of the prestige that accompanies this bestowed honor. Mingle with astronauts, special guests and ASF scholars whom are the future of our nation’s STEM industry. This unique evening celebrates the history of the space program and those that have made an indelible mark on our world.

This weekend is THE place to witness the past and future of our nation!

2019 U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductees

Purchase Tickets

$450 - Early Bird Individual Ticket
     -  Price Until March 10, 2019
$600 - Individual Ticket
     -  Price After March 10, 2019

  Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex One-Day Ticket
  Seat at the Induction Ceremony
  Reception at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
  Dinner under the Saturn V Rocket
  Autographed U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Poster

Ticket Sales Closed

All ticket sales are final. Ticket holders may transfer their ticket to another individual prior to March 29, 2019.

Date, Schedule & Location
  • Date
    Saturday, April 6, 2019

  • Schedule
    Induction Ceremony - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Induction Reception - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Induction Gala - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

  • Location
    Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
    SR 405, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899

Host Hotel
  • Hotel
    Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach
    3435 N. Atlantic Avenue
    Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
    +1 321-784-4800

  • ASF Room Block
    Enjoy a discounted hotel room rate.

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